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Software Estimation

tu sisirmsc at technet.sg
Wed Nov 22 20:20:28 EST 1995


I am currently doing a project on software estimation. I will be very 
much appreciate if you can take some time to answer the qestionaire 
attached. All data collected will be kept strictly confidential. I look 
forward to receiving your input. Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Peter 
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             Questionnaire on Analysis of Software Estimation 

Name  :
Job Title :
Name of Company :
Telephone:

1)   Do you or your company use any Software Estimates on your projects ?

     A)Yes     
     B) No

Ans :

2)   What kind of Software Estimates do you or your company uses

     A) Analogy (eg.previous projects
     B) Expert Judgement
     C) Parametric Cost Models (eg. COCOMO)

Ans :

3)   Do you use more than one kind of Software Estimates (Answer yes, if is 
     more than one
     estimates are used from a model)?  

     A)Yes     
     B) No

Ans :

4)   List all the Software Estimates you used.( list from most frequent used
     to the least).

1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)

5)   (Answer this question if you used more than one model of Software 
     Estimates)  Which type of model provide more accurate estimate ? 

     A) Analogy (eg.previous projects
     B) Expert Judgement
     C) Parametric Cost Models (eg. COCOMO)
Ans :


6)   What is the percentage accuracy of ONE Software Estimate used ?

     A) 50% to 60%
     B) 61% to 70%
     C) 71% to 80%
     D) 81% to 90%
     E) 91% to 100%

Ans :


7)   What is the percentage accuracy of MORE THAN ONE Software Estimates used?

     A) 50% to 60%
     B) 61% to 70%
     C) 71% to 80%
     D) 81% to 90%
     E) 91% to 100%

Ans :

8)   How long have you used those Estimates ?

     A) < 5 years
     B) < 10 years
     C) > 10 years

Ans :

9)   How many personnel are involved in a Estimation of a MEDIUM SIZE project?

     A) < 3 personnel
     B) < 6 personnel
     C) ò 7 personnel

Ans :

10)  What are your main concern in Software Estimation ?

     A)Manpower
     B) Cost
     C) Time
     D) Schedule    
     E) Size of project]
     F) Bid to Win Project / Contract
Ans :


11)  In which phase of the project is your manpower and / or cost most used ?

     A) Requirement Phase
     B) Design Phase
     C) Coding & Testing Phase
     D) Implementation Phase
     E) Review Phase

Ans :

12)  Who maintained and update the Software Estimates ?

     A) System Manager
     B) System Analysts
     C) Programmers
     D) Clerical Staff   
     E) Support Staff

Ans :

13)  What is the average number of manpower used in a SMALL PROJECT (list the
     estimated quantity) ?

     A) System Manager
     B) System Analysts
     C) Programmers
     D) Clerical Staff   
     E) Support Staff

Ans :

14)  What is the average number of manpower used in a MEDIUM PROJECT (list the
     estimated quantity) ?

     A) System Manager
     B) System Analysts
     C) Programmers
     D) Clerical Staff   
     E) Support Staff

Ans :


15)  What is the average number of manpower used in a LARGE PROJECT (list the
     estimated quantity) ?

     A) System Manager
     B) System Analysts
     C) Programmers
     D) Clerical Staff   
     E) Support Staff

Ans :

16)  With the estimated Cost and Schedule made on you a MEDIUM PROJECT how 
     many time do you VALIDATE against the actual Cost and Schedule of a 
     project to re-schedule your project strategy ? 

     A) < 2 times
     B) < 4 times
     C) > 5 times

Ans :

17)  Based on the Software Estimates used on SMALL PROJECT ,how much time and
     time and cost is SAVE or OVERRUN ?
     1) SAVED
     2) OVERRUN
     A) 1% to 50%
     B) 51% to 100%
     C) 101% to 200%
     D) 201% to 300%
     E) > 300%

Ans (1) :
Ans (2) :

18)  Based on the Software Estimates used on MEDIUM PROJECT ,how much time and
     time and cost is SAVE or OVERRUN ?
     1) SAVED
     2) OVERRUN
     A) 1% to 50%
     B) 51% to 100%
     C) 101% to 200%
     D) 201% to 300%
     E) > 300%

Ans (1) :
Ans (2) :


19)  Based on the Software Estimates used on LARGE PROJECT ,how much time and
     time and cost is SAVE or OVERRUN ?
     1) SAVED
     2) OVERRUN
     A) 1% to 50%
     B) 51% to 100%
     C) 101% to 200%
     D) 201% to 300%
     E) > 300%

Ans (1) :
Ans (2) :

20)  How do you consider the size of a project (eg MEDIUM)?

     A) In time(in month)
        please specify :                    

     B) In cost(S$)
        please specify                     

     C) In manpower used(man)
        please specify                     

     D) By other
        please specify                     
   
21)  Do you know or have you try new type of Software Estimate that are in 
     the market?

     A) Yes
     B) No

Ans :
If YES specify :











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